16 Sep '18, 7am

Aston Martin Shares Rapide E Specs

Aston Martin Shares Rapide E Specs

Aston Martin’s first electric car is on the horizon. On Tuesday, the British luxury marque confirmed the Rapide E name, based on the Rapide luxury sedan, and shared production specifications ahead of its launch next year. The company has worked closely alongside Williams Advanced Engineering for the project to perfect the electric powertrain’s packaging in the Rapide E. Both companies worked to meet target weight figures and achieve effective cooling solutions for the powertrain through the use of lightweight alloys and carbon-composite materials. Thus, the Rapide E will feature a 65-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion battery pack where the 6.0-liter V-12 engine, transmission, and fuel tank once resided. The battery pack powers two rear-mounted electric motors to make 601 horsepower and 700 pound-feet of torque. Performance remained at the engineering forefront and the Rapide E wil...

Full article: https://www.hybridcars.com/aston-martin-shares-rapide-e-s...

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